Feb 5- Know What You Need

Meditation: Calm, Deep Sleep Relax
Length: 15 minutes
Where: My bed, Los Angeles
How It Felt: Effective

Yesterday I took a badly needed mental health day, which I often call my “full shut down” or “introvert” day. I really had to do very little for the first time in weeks, and I relished it.

I don’t have a lot to say about the meditation last night. I did modify the instructions, which I felt was a bit interesting. I’ve learned about myself that I prefer just “scanning” my body to relax it, or following voice prompts to mentally relax each section piece by piece. This meditation instructed that I should physically squeeze and release each body part, which I remembered didn’t work for me last time. I didn’t like the feeling of it, so it wasn’t relaxing.

This time, I simply let my mind relax each body part from the inside out as she went up the body, and it completely worked. I was fast asleep before the end.

The theme is this- know yourself, know what your mind needs, what your spirit needs, what your body needs. The more I get to know myself, the more I get still, the better I am at taking care of myself. This allows me to have more space to know myself better, which allows me to take better care of myself, which allows me to….

Ok, you get it. 🙂

That’s really all I wanted to say today. That seems like enough.

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com – Self care FTW